Front page
Handbook information
Part 1: Cochrane reviews
Part 2: General methods for Cochrane reviews
    5 Defining the review question and developing criteria for including studies
    6 Searching for studies
    7 Selecting studies and collecting data
    8 Assessing risk of bias in included studies
    9 Analysing data and undertaking meta-analyses
    10 Addressing reporting biases
       10.1 Introduction
       Table 10.1.a: Definitions of some types of reporting biases
       10.2 Types of reporting biases and the supporting evidence
       10.3 Avoiding reporting biases
       10.4 Detecting reporting biases
          10.4.1 Funnel plots
          Figure 10.4.a: Hypothetical funnel plots
          10.4.2 Different reasons for funnel plot asymmetry
          Table 10.4.a: Possible sources of asymmetry in funnel plots
          Figure 10.4.b: Contour enhanced funnel plots
          10.4.3 Tests for funnel plot asymmetry
          10.4.4 Sensitivity analyses
    Introductory text
    Comparing fixed and random-effects estimates
             Figure 10.4.c: Comparison of fixed- and random-effects meta-analytic estimates of the effect of
    Trim and Fill
    Fail-safe N
    Other selection models
    Sensitivity analyses based on selection models
    Testing for excess of studies with significant results
          10.4.5 Summary
       10.5 Chapter information
       Box 10.5.a: The Cochrane Bias Methods Group
       10.6 References
    11 Presenting results and 'Summary of findings' tables
    12 Interpreting results and drawing conclusions
Part 3: Special topics
Additional material